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Am i Grinding my teeth

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
56 years experience Dentistry
Bite guard: Grinding or bruxism is a very common subconscience habit. It can be quite damaging to teeth and supporting bone. At the least, get a good dental exa ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Bruxism: Causes not completely understood. May be sleep disorder, stress, bite problem. See your own dentist for evaluation and consider night guard to reduce ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Winick
32 years experience Dentistry
Grinding jaw pain: Very possible it will cause am tooth and jaw pain.
Dr. Guy Hanson
36 years experience Dentistry
Possibly grinding or: You may be grinding or clenching your teeth. If you are grinding, it may be due to sleep apnea in an attempt to open your airway. This is a deadly c ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Alder
46 years experience Dentistry
Most likely: You can test this by placing your hands over the side of your face and feel the muscles that operate the jaw. When you open wide if the muscles are so ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Habit: It sounds like a habit and one that you can break if you try to.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Can be harmful: Grinding teeth can do damage to the teeth, the bone support, and the jaw joints. Grinding and shaking may be rxn to Adrenalin rush. Ask your physici ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
You could: Be flattening your teeth, having pain in your teeth or jaws; jaws feeling tired in the morning when you wake up. I would recommend seeing your denti ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but treat it: Simple treatment may be stress reduction as often nighttime teeth grinding is a subconscious release of daily tension. At least 1hour prior to going ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not good: You should have a better handle on your stress and anxiety. If you are grinding during the day, the grinding at night is likely even worse. Not only ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Stress relief: Grinding of your teeth or bruxism is often caused by stress. You should find ways to minimize stress or relieve stress and have a bite plate construct ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Stay calm.: People don't stop grinding. They grind due to the stresses of life...Work, family, school, relationships and perhaps sinus troubles what your dentis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Very hard: It sometimes occurs in your sleep, so you don't know you are doing it. But your dentist can fabricate you a bruxism appliance.. That will help minimiz ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Night/bite Guard: Go to your local drug store and get a universal night or bite guard. Be patient- it might take days or weeks to see an improvement. Or your dentist ... Read More
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